A blatteroon at the Strib, the ultra-liberal newspaper of my native place, Minneapolis, had a nutty about the Knights of Columbus contribution money in support of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment. How dare they! How dare those outsiders get involved in local politics!
Will the STrib have a nutty over this too? This is from the enemy paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press (not really less liberal than the Star and Sickle.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $125,000 to defeat the constitutional gay marriage ban on Minnesota’s November ballot.
Bloomberg announced the donation Monday, Oct. 22, on his website. He has made similarly large donations in three other states where the definition of marriage is on the ballot.
Bloomberg’s donation is one of the single largest individual contributions to Minnesotans United for All Families, the group opposed to the amendment. His so-called “challenge grant” lets the campaign urge other donors to match the donation dollar for dollar.
Bloomberg was a vocal backer of the successful effort to legalize gay marriage in New York state in 2011.
Minnesotans United is seeking a “no” vote on the amendment, which if passed would insert the state’s existing gay marriage ban into the state constitution.
Bloomberg also pledged a total of $325,000 to groups backing ballot initiatives that would legalize gay marriage in Maine and uphold it in Washington. He announced a $250,000 contribution to a Maryland gay marriage initiative earlier this month.